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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, England
Phone Number:
+44 116 255 4100
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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simply fabulous

a really good day out for my two kids café service a little bit slow but on the whole ok it really kept my kids entertained all afternoon

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Donna B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a really good day out for my two kids café service a little bit slow but on the whole ok it really kept my kids entertained all afternoon

1 Thank Donna B
Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When it's bucketing down this is charming for an hour. The art gallery has fine paintings. A David Roberts was a particular pleasant surprise. Nice galleries. not all the computers with information were working. Coffee shop is popular but is a Costa.

1 Thank Marcus G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend a rainy afternoon. There are lots of excellent exhibits and the place would merit more than one visit. Parking is not great though so do a search before you go.

Thank aysuaysu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with two boys under five. They absolutely loved the museum. Especially the animal section, Egypt and the dinosaurs. The museum is very geared for children and the walk up New Walk from town is also lovely. Would highly recommend! It also has baby changing and a costa coffee.

Thank ELP4665
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue is a wonderful part of Leicester, located down a lovely stretch of traffic free path in Leicester, full of regency style buildings and beautiful tree, then you step inside- The exhibits are not exactly perfect or upto the standard of some of the museums in other locations around the country but barring in mind that this is also... More 

Thank Housejames
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

has loads of things to look at, good for a day out, quite interesting to see what you can find, has many diffrent things to do during the year, would recomend going there at diffrent times of the year

Thank lsgworldl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there and i expect to see a normal museum but it was really good. There are three sections: *Dinosaurs *Wild animal/bird/sea life *Ancient Egypt I highly recommend this place to visit as there is a kids area to play in & cafes to rest.

Thank Swanlaik
Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I accompanied my teacher daughter to see the dinosaur area prior to a school visit. It was very interesting and contains exhibits found from an area around Leicester. Did ask a question of one of the guides which he couldn't answer, he went to enquire from someone else but never got back to us. The young man at the reception... More 

Thank Dawn B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Interesting range of exhibits. Often have special events. Small well stocked shop. Family friendly. Nothing not to like!

Thank suemarb
James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks Sue for your visit and feedback, much appreicated! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Museum part is good for children with captions intended to catch children's attention. The mix with an art gallery is not my cup of tea, but that's an individual taste.

Thank Anders J

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